Storms and Hurricanes

Early Winter Storm Causes Thousands of Flight Delays and Cancellations, 7 Highway Deaths

Early Winter Storm Causes Thousands of Flight Delays and Cancellations, 7 Highway Deaths

A powerful early winter storm caused major travel problems across the East Coast, leaving snow-covered icy roads in its wake.
Nationwide, over 1,426 flights were cancelled as of 7 p.m. EST, while over 8,000 were delayed, based on data from FlightStats, a company that tracks flight information.
The cancellations and delays were concentrated in the New York metropolitan area with 292 cancellations at Newark Liberty International Airport and 582 delays. LaGuardia Airport …

Airlines Issue Travel Waivers as Nor’easter Takes Aim at New York Metro Area

Airlines Issue Travel Waivers as Nor’easter Takes Aim at New York Metro Area

A strong Nor’easter will bring wind-driven rain and wet snow to the Northeast this weekend.
A low-pressure system is strengthening as the jet stream veers southward near the East Coast Friday evening.  Coastal flooding is expected as is some wet snow in interior sections of the Northeast.
Remnants of Hurricane Wilma are expected to become part of the storm that will hit the area.
Airlines have issued travel waivers for John F. Kennedy …

Winter in the U.S. to Be Warmer on Average

Winter in the U.S. to Be Warmer on Average

The meteorological winter of 2018-2019, which starts December 1, will be warmer and dryer than usual, according to many weather forecasters.
Meteorologists are predicting above-average temperatures in much of the country, in part because an El Niño is forecast for late fall and early winter. This will keep cold air masses from lingering in the North.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts above-average temperatures throughout the country except in the Southwest, while other …

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Lobby Bar gets serious. Before diving into this week’s news and features, our hearts go out to those impacted by the devastation that Hurricane Michael left in its wake, and we are keeping residents there in our prayers.
Things we can’t make up. Earlier this week, a Frontier flight was delayed by two hours because a passenger boarded with what she …

Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Southeast, Cancelling Flights and Leaving a Trail of Destruction in Its Wake

Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Southeast, Cancelling Flights and Leaving a Trail of Destruction in Its Wake

Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach in Florida early Wednesday, turned deadly as one man was killed when a falling tree struck his home.
The hurricane is the first Category 4 storm to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, leaving over 500,000 without power in the Southeast.  It is now a Category 1 storm accelerating through Georgia and expected to cross the South Carolina …

Hurricane Michael Hurtling Towards Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael Hurtling Towards Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael is taking aim at the Florida Panhandle and should make landfall by Wednesday afternoon.
The Category 2 storm is currently over the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to intensify before making landfall.
“Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday.
Airlines are issuing travel waivers for destinations that are expected to be in the …

Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

Seventeen days after Typhoon Jebi caused the flooding of Kansai International Airport’s runways and terminals and damaged the main bridge leading to the island airport, the airport resumed normal operations.
As of September 20, domestic flights returned to a normal schedule and international flights resumed normal operations on September 21.
Kansai Airports, the airport operator, said that 469 domestic and international flights were scheduled to resume at Terminals 1 and 2, accounting …